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Definition of "contumelious" [con•tu•me•li•ous]

  • Rudely contemptuous; showing contumely; insolent or disdainful. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "contumelious" in a sentence
  • "Every kind of contumelious reproach is heaped on the heads of the working men who dare to replace him when he strikes; and he does not scruple to use under such conditions weapons more convincing than the most opprobrious epithets."
  • "Joel Connelly, the contumelious liberal columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, writes today: "Sexism's alive and well on the right"."
  • "For my part, I confess my contumelious self-confidence and insolence to man, as well as blasphemy to Heaven."